Site details

Overview

Estuary Bourne Creek
CMA West Gippsland CMA
Type Physico-Chemical
Site code Bo1
Site name Bourne Creek Eastern Bank Phys/Chem
Nearest road and town Bass Hwy, Kilcunda
Description

Grassy bank 20 metres upstream of the Kilcunda Rail Trail Trestle bridge. Eastern bank of the creek.

Site access

Park in the carpark to the east of the trestle bridge (i.e. Wonthaggi side of bridge) and head to the western end of the carpark, then follow the sandy path towards the creek for 40 metres, then head down to the creeks edge (i.e. to the grassy bank).

Land use
Land use description

Coastal reserve, with land on the northern (inland side) of the Hwy consisting of crown waterway reserve (i.e. the estuary), residential and grazing land.

Status Active
Observation history 24-05-2016 - 29-05-2020

Map

Observations

C Estuary is closed to the sea. O Estuary is open to the sea. P Perched
Turbidity tubes do not measure below 9 NTU; Chart values of 9 should be interpreted as < 9 NTU

Observations

Date 27-11-2019 19-12-2019 21-01-2020 17-02-2020 24-03-2020 15-04-2020 29-05-2020
Observation #13435 #13493 #13529 #13579 #13662 #13661 #13709

Observation summaries

Turbidity NTU

27-11-2019 19-12-2019 21-01-2020 17-02-2020 24-03-2020 15-04-2020 29-05-2020
Top 4.0 5.5 5.3 40.0 95.0 62.4 56.0
Bottom 5.8 10.5 7.2 80.0 95.0 102.3 59.7

pH

27-11-2019 19-12-2019 21-01-2020 17-02-2020 24-03-2020 15-04-2020 29-05-2020
Top 7.9 7.7 8.5 7.9 8.1 6.6 6.6
Bottom 7.8 8.0 8.7 8.1 8.2 6.3 7.2

Ammonia mg/L

27-11-2019 19-12-2019 21-01-2020 17-02-2020 24-03-2020 15-04-2020 29-05-2020
Top
Bottom

Enterococci orgs/100mL

27-11-2019 19-12-2019 21-01-2020 17-02-2020 24-03-2020 15-04-2020 29-05-2020
Top
Bottom

Temperature ° C

27-11-2019 19-12-2019 21-01-2020 17-02-2020 24-03-2020 15-04-2020 29-05-2020
Top 18.90 25.30 22.40 24.80 18.10 17.20 12.70
Bottom 21.20 24.30 22.30 22.30 18.10 16.50 12.40

Salinity ppt

27-11-2019 19-12-2019 21-01-2020 17-02-2020 24-03-2020 15-04-2020 29-05-2020
Top 18.90 29.50 30.60 13.80 16.90 11.30 2.30
Bottom 29.70 29.70 30.70 13.70 16.90 33.30 2.30

D.O. mg/L

27-11-2019 19-12-2019 21-01-2020 17-02-2020 24-03-2020 15-04-2020 29-05-2020
Top 8.34 7.20 11.54 20.00 10.38 6.79 7.26
Bottom 3.80 6.26 12.21 20.00 10.78 0.79 6.91

D.O. % Sat

27-11-2019 19-12-2019 21-01-2020 17-02-2020 24-03-2020 15-04-2020 29-05-2020
Top 100.00 103.00 156.00 300.00 120.00 75.40 69.30
Bottom 51.00 89.00 167.00 300.00 125.00 10.00 65.80

Conductivity mS/cm

27-11-2019 19-12-2019 21-01-2020 17-02-2020 24-03-2020 15-04-2020 29-05-2020
Top 30.45 45.64 47.08 22.86 27.42 18.89 4.24
Bottom 45.00 45.85 47.16 22.83 27.42 50.03 4.27
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